Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

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Rosie Panish replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

when i had malawi cichlids i used some buffer and cichlid lake salt and they lived for 3 years. is that stuff salt and killed my fish?

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Rosie Panish replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

when i had malawi cichlids i used some buffer and cichlid lake salt and they lived for 3 years. is that stuff salt and killed my fish?

2x oscar 1x tiger oscar 1x albino tiger 1x fire eel
1x betta 1x male jack dempsey 1x parrotfish 1x giant gourami 1x silver arowana 1x silver dollar 1x black ghost knife fish
20 neon tetra (not all in same tank)
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johnnyphoenix replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

Rosie Panish wrote:

when i had malawi cichlids i used some buffer and cichlid lake salt and they lived for 3 years. is that stuff salt and killed my fish?


I would doubt it's the cause...lthough personally I wouldn't use it unless I needed to as a treatment.
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Rosie Panish wrote:

when i had malawi cichlids i used some buffer and cichlid lake salt and they lived for 3 years. is that stuff salt and killed my fish?

anything in excess is bad. so the question is "how much salt did you use in
your tank"?
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reeftofresh replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

At the risk of sounding stupid, what is dropsy?
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reeftofresh wrote:

At the risk of sounding stupid, what is dropsy?


Not stupid, i had to google too.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_dropsy
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jawsbush replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

dropsy.. cursed disease. had a few cases of it killing my fishes. it just comes and take lives. more like the passover... hahaha!
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wildaortiz replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

after so many differnt treatments for my O for multiple unusual behaviors (no appetite, jerking, laying in bottom, gasping for oxygen, swollen gills, lethargic, loss of vision), and after reading so many articles trying to figure out what was wrong with my Nemo, the final conclusion is that he has ich. i tried treatments for it like melafix, pimafix, ich tablets, etc. i finally decided to do the 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per each 10 gallons and get 2 heaters and for the FIRST time, my Nemo is acting normal. still not eating as before and vision still not what it used to be but everthing else has stopped.

my question is how long before i have to do a water change to remove the salt and what part of the filter do i need to wash/clean after the water change? thanks!
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wildaortiz replied the topic: Re:Why You Shouldn't Use Salt For Freshwater Fish

oh, that's right. thanks again!
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